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Palestinian youths clash with Israeli troops around Jerusalem

Jan. 24, 2015 9:20 A.M. (Updated: Jan. 26, 2015 12:53 P.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Clashes broke out Friday afternoon between Israeli forces and young Palestinian men in the East Jerusalem neighborhoods of Wadi al-Juz and al-Tur as well as the towns of Abu Dis and al-Ezariya in Jerusalem district, a local spokesman said.

Hani Halabiya, a spokesman of resistance committees in Jerusalem district, told Ma'an that fierce clashes broke out in Abu Dis and al-Ezariya during which Israeli troops shortly detained five Palestinian youths.

They were held in a police station in the Israeli settlement of Maale Addumim and in a military base known as al-Jabal (the mountain) for several hours before they were released.

Rami Illariyya, a freelance journalist who was among the detainees, said more than 10 Israeli soldiers assaulted him and the other detainees.

"They stopped me while I was doing my job in al-Ezariyya beating me and kicking me violently, then they assaulted me again while I was held at Maale Addumim police station," he explained.

Clashes were also reported in al-Tur neighborhood on the Mount of Olives in East Jerusalem.

Witnesses said Israeli troops showered houses in the area with tear gas which reached al-Maqasid hospital. The soldiers detained a young man near the hospital beating him violently. Fifteen more youths were forced to squat in the middle of the street at a junction about 100 meters from the hospital.

In Wadi al-Juz neighborhood, Israeli special forces broke in firing tear gas and stun grenades in the narrow alleys. No detentions or assaults were reported there.

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